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Amrita Health Foods Voluntarily Recalls Protein Bars For Possible Health Risk

August 2, 2017 from the FDA:

Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY has advised Amrita Health Foods of Pleasantville, NY that sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter sold to the company for a short period of time have been recalled.

Amrita Health Foods is recalling a limited number of Amrita Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Amrita Bars were distributed across the country via retail stores, ecommerce and direct

Amrita Health Foods is recalling the following flavors of Protein bars produced from April 24th, 2017 – May 31st, 2017 with best buy dates of 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018. The Best Buy dates are on the back of the package near the UPC code.

  • Amrita Chocolate Maca Bar, 60g (UPC 853009004056) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Dark Chocolate Quinoa, 60g (UPC 853009004438) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Sunflower Seed Butter, 60g (UPC 853009004414) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Chocolate Chip Coconut, 50g (UPC 853009004391) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Mango Coconut, 50g (UPC 853009004018) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Apricot Strawberry, 50g (UPC 853009004056) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Pineapple Chia, 50g (UPC 853009004025) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Apple Cinnamon, 50g (UPC 853009004049) : Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
  • Amrita Cranberry Raisin, 50g (UPC 853009004032): Best Buy date between 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018
All affected distributors and retail website customers have been notified. The product was available nationwide in retail stores as well as by mail order/direct delivery.
This announcement applies only to the above list and specific Best Buy dates of Amrita Health Foods Protein bars outlined below and does not include any other items outside of the following Best Buy dates.
No other Amrita Health Foods products are included within this recall. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There has been no reported illness to date from this recall.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Hudson Valley Farms. Amrita Foods was notified directly by Hudson Valley Farms and the FDA of the potential contamination and risk for illness from this product. Amrita Health Foods immediately ceased production and distribution upon receiving this news for the consideration of our consumers.

Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for an exchange. Consumers with questions may contact Amrita Health Foods Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm (EST) at 1-888-728-7779.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6015

Kashrus Alert on some restaurants in Berlin

August 2, 2017 from the KAJ Berlin Twitter feed

"Please be aware that neither Café Shilo nor Hummus&Friends have an acceptable kosher certification although they promote themselves as such."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6013

Kashrus Alert - NANY Sauces

July 31, 2017 from the OK:

NANY Sauces, Beersheva, Israel have an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL
All Nany products bear an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol on the packaging. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6012

Additional Kashrus information on Ruyh's Vegeterian Restaurant in Florence, Italy

August 1, 2017 from the the Jewish Community of Florence:

Ruth's Vegetarian Dairy Restaurant in Florence, Italy is now under the certification of Rav Alberto Sermoneta Chief Rabbi of Bologna and Florence dated 10 Av 5777 to 25 Tishri 5778.


Kashrus information on Ruyh's Vegeterian Restaurant in Florence, Italy

July 19, 2017 from the IKC & the Jewish Community of Florence:

The IKC has been certifying Ruth's since May.


Kashrus alert on Ruyh's Vegeterian Restaurant in Florence, Italy

July 12, 2017 from the Comunità Ebraica di Firenze:

"Please note that Ruth's kosher vegeterian restaurant in Florence's Italy is no longer under the supervision of the Jewish community and /or it's chief rabbi. The kashruth certification of the community and its Rabbi is not valid any longer since last three months."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5989

Kashrus advisory - Golda Meir House, Newton, MA

July 26, 2017 from Rabbinical Council of New England:
Please be advised that Golda Meir House located at 160 Stanton Avenue Newton, Massachusetts, 02466 will no longer be certified kosher by KVH Kosher due to the client's decision. EFFECTIVE July 27, 2017

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6011

Kashrus correction on CAFE K CONEY ISLAND

July 26, 2017 from the Star-K:
"A listing in the most recent KASHRUS KURRENTS incorrectly identified Café K Coney Island as a STAR-D establishment. In fact, all Café K locations are under STAR-K, Cholov Yisroel certification. We regret the error and sincerely apologize for any confusion."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6010

Vibrant Health Products Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In LiveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns

July 28, 2017 from the FDA:
Vibrant Health Products, a family-owned bakery in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, has voluntarily recalled one lot of liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns due to a packaging error. As a result, this product may contain undeclared egg. The precautionary recall was necessitated when it was discovered that liveGfree Gluten Free White Bread was packaged into liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Bun packaging. The liveGfree Gluten Free White Bread contains egg, which is not listed in the ingredients or as an allergen on the liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns.
The recalled liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns were sold through certain ALDI stores from 4/13/2017 to 7/27/2017 in the following states: Arkansas, Washington D.C., Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
The recalled product is in an 11.3-ounce blue package marked “liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns” with lot numbers ending in #0897 on the front of the package and the UPC #0 41498 25980 8 on the back of the package. The package has an allergen statement that states, "Made in a facility that also produces products with eggs."
Consumers who have purchased the 11.3-ounce packages of liveGfree Gluten Free Classic Soft White Hamburger Buns with the above lot number should return them to the ALDI store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the supplier of the gluten-free buns, Vibrant Health Products, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday: Jenene Kilian at 604.743.4455 or jkilian@vibranthealthproducts.com. For media inquiries, contact Radha Marcum at 360.306.7322 or rmarcum@vibranthealthproducts.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6009

Kashrus Alert - Capsuline Gel Caps are not KOF-K certified

July 27, 2017 from the Kof-K:

A limited number of Capsuline Brand Gelatin Capsules sold on the web bears an unauthorized KOF-K. The company is taking steps to correct this error.
Capsuline Brand Vegi Caps are KOF-K certified. Action Corrective actions were taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6008

Kosher Alert My Kush Cakes

July 26, 2017 from the OU:

Brownies, My Kush Cakes, Houston TX have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify My Kush Cakes brownies. Some packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6006

Kashrus Alert - It's Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds

July 26, 2017 from the OK:

It’s Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds, It’s Delish, Los Angeles, CA 90036 have a mistaken Use of Heart-K Pareve Symbol:
It’s Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds were mistakenly labeled with a Heart-K pareve symbol, instead of the required Heart-K D. This product is kosher and dairy (Cholov Yisroel) as indicated in the product name and ingredient panel. Action Corrective actions were taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6007
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